THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Henry Adcock Born: c.1784. Arrived Sydney: 7th February 1814.
Vessel: General Hewitt.
Status: Convict, 14 years transportation.
Married: Margaret Palmer in c1814 at St Phillip’s Church of England, Sydney, N.S.W.
Died: pre 1824 (Margaret re-married).
During the Macquarie era, Henry was tried at Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 7 April, 1813 & received a sentence of 14 years. He was a 30 year old cabinetmaker from Norfolk.
Many letters are in the Col Sec Correspondence between December 1815 & May 1823. He was overseer of Carpenters in the Lumber Yard from 1817.
No children were found for the marriage of Henry and Margaret.
Henry is listed in the 1822 Muster as having an Absolute Pardon having arrived on the General Hewitt with a sentence of, 14 years transportation. He lived in Sydney and was a Licensed Victualler.
He could not be found in the 1823,24,25 Muster or the 1828 Census.
Researched and submitted by Association member, F O’Donnell.
References: Principal Superintendent of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of NSW. NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes: V1814 1675 3A & V1814 126 7. General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988. General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999. Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd). Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989.